Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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3.77/5
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Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, easy-drinking Pilsner beer that is influenced by the great brewing regions of the world, but that charts its own course through this elegant style. The Noble hops play a key role, but allow the malt to take center stage, providing a clean and satisfying quencher that is as welcoming as the Green State itself.

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

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#22,471
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
145
pDev:
11.14%
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sethro
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear straw yellow color, with visible carbonation. An aggressive pour yielded a large foam head. With a moderate retention, the head soon dissipates into a thin layer of film and yields some lacing.
The nose reveals a toasted grain and sweet malty aroma. There is a faint touch of hops that evoke floral and grassy aromas.
Sweet and silky at first, the taste highlights the toasted malts. A light bit of noble hops spice balances things nicely midway through the drink. The finish is peppery and dry.
Medium to light bodied with a gentle carbonation. Smooth at first, then crisp. There is a good amount of sweetness, however, it is finely balanced with hops and dryness.
A fine example of the German Pilsner style. Refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grue_soda
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lift_PocketBeer
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 7/25/17, lost in the back of the fridge I guess.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some sticky lacing, hazy slight sediment like haze, golden honey color

Nose tons of raw gristy lager malts, almost straw like, cereal, toasted grain mildly sweet aroma, fruity lager notes

Taste brings more of the same, raw malts, toasted grain, bready dough, cereal grains, all lager malt characters, a bit of sweetness but not a lot, mild grassy hop with a bit of bitterness, just enough to add a nice balance, soft lager notes with a touch of a fruity complexion, although the hops kick it up a notch on the finish and get a little spicy bitterness, otherwise dry semi crisp soft lager finish.

Mouth is med ot lighter bod, soft lager with a bit of crispness, decent carb

Overall still a nice enjoyable lager, although wish I had it in summer rather than now, but still tasty.

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Photo of ryanm3850
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billsfanbeerlover
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bland, nothing special, odd aftertaste... Reminds me of cheap light beer. Disappointed.

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Photo of TGarbo
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpleonardi
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lager on the lighter side. Good to drink year around.

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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benjaminsa
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear light golden yellow with a bit of chill haze. The head is two fingers, creamy and bright white. Retention is above average and there are many rings and patches of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is sweet dough, cracker, straw, fresh cut grass, floral and spicy. An excellent mix of traditional German pilsner flavors.

Taste is the same. There is a mild bitterness that comes into play mid sip, but it is rounded out wonderfully by the sweetness and spices on the finish.

Feel is light, smooth and extremely drinkable. The finish is crisp and dry, leaving you wanting another sip.

Overall this is a great beer and criminally underrated on this site. It is everything I am looking for in an American take on a German classic. If there was a hair more carbonation I would score it even higher, but that is really just nitpicking.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a light clear straw yellow, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like doughy and bready malt, with slight grassy hops.

This is quite simple, but very, very tasty. It's got a nice doughiness to the bready malt quality, with a slightly slick feel and a little bit of floral/grassy hops.

This is very light bodied and a bit thin,, with a good level of carbonation.

Zero Gravity makes some really underrated beers.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 10/1/17

A: Yellow gold with some straw - clear - pours with a small, white head, fades to a few wisps and a minimal collar

S: Light bread, bread dough, light grains - some lager yeast, with some light spice - some light grassiness from the hops - light sweetness, almost corn-like at times - light aroma overall, if I haven't already repeated myself enough

T: Fairly simple but it works - light bread, bread dough, crackers - some light grain - some pepper from the lager yeast - mild amount of floral and grassy hops - some light sweetness - slightly earthy - could be cleaner, but does have a nice finish regardless

M: On the light side of medium, low-medium carbonation, could be more crisp

O: But what about the mountain?

I've been meaning to try Green State for a while. It's a nice, well-rounded pils. It's not entirely fair to compare it to its German counterparts, but I'm going to do it anyway; it could be crisper. Otherwise it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Holderness
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent pils that tastes a lot like many Munich Helles lagers (Jack's Abby's House Lager in particular). Simple yet well constructed. Very refreshing

71/100

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark straw/light gold. Has a bit of haze to it. Head strikes as a bit foamy. Very lofty to start, but fades pretty quick.

S: Straight floral honey and cracker. Hop character is kinda drummed out by a clean white bread and grassiness.

M: Light and clean. Finishes a tad heavy fit style. Well carbonated.

T: Mainly sweet malt. Herbal-lime bitterness is low to moderate. Crusty bread, honeysuckle and underripe fruit. I'm jaded by Suarez Family lagers. This is a totally acceptable American take, and something I'd drink again.

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Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to mug.
The appearance was a soft golden to light amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had some soft sweet biscuits, grassy hops, mild clean white bread and a touch of lemon sweetness melding into a light fruity / almost sweet tea-like character.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the biscuit/white bready character flowing into the grassy hops and light fruity to tea-like parts. Clean bready aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. It's quite smooth, clean and crisp as it flows over my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice as an easy drinking lager to go with it's respected food. But as a German Pilsener, I'm not so sure. Still, I'd have again for me.

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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 145 ratings